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Best trails in Sequoia National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Sequoia National Park, California? AllTrails has 95 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 42 hard trails in Sequoia National Park ranging from 6.4 to 74.9 miles and from 2,700 to 14,478 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The beautiful Sequoia National Park features the tallest peak in the continental United States and the largest trees on the planet. Covering an impressive 404,063 acres, there is so much to explore including the Giant Forest. There you will find the world's largest tree, General Sherman, and many of the world's other largest trees. There are numerous caves, Mount Whitney, and the granite dome Moro Rock. The park is open 24 hours a day, all year round. There will be closures, however, depending on weather conditions. Fees: Vehicle Pass - $35.00 This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling in a single vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. You can purchase this pass in advance at www.yourpassnow.com. Individual Entry Pass - $20.00 This entry fee is for a single person traveling on foot or by bicycle. It is valid for 1-7 days in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. Non-Commercial Group - $15.00 Groups traveling in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more are charged per person. People 15 years old or younger, drivers hired for transportation only, or anyone with a pass that may be used for park entry is exempt from paying the entrance fee. Motorcycle Pass - $30.00 This pass is valid for 1-7 days and includes everyone traveling on a motorcycle, scooter, or similar motorized vehicle for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. You can purchase this pass in advance at www.yourpassnow.com.

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Map of trails in Sequoia National Park
Park information
Acreage:
404063 acres
Contact
559-565-3341
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Top trails (95)
#1 - Moro Rock Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 17 m
This road generally opens by the Wednesday before Memorial Day in late May and closes when it becomes impassable due to snow. In heavy snow years, the road may open later than usual. When the road is Show more
#2 - Tokopah Falls via Tokopah Valley Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Like Yosemite Valley, Tokopah Valley was shaped by a glacier. This trail leads you under the canopy of pines and firs as you pass an occasional meadow and creek-crossings with a rewarding waterfall atShow more
#3 - General Sherman Tree Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
Fun easy walk on a paved trail to see the largest tree in the world!Show more
#4 - Heather Lake, Emerald Lake, and Pear Lake Trail via Watchtower and Pear Lake Trails
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
A short section of the trail that lies past the Watchtower/Hump trail intersection is closed for the winter months annually due to icy conditions and steep cliffs. When it is closed you will need to uShow more
#5 - Marble Falls Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Please note that the Potwisha Campsite is closed as of June 2020 due to Covid-19. A great spring time hike through a deep canyon in the Foothills. This hike offers an abundant and diverse plant lifShow more
#6 - Congress Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
This popular trail begins at the General Sherman Tree and takes you into the heart of the Giant Forest. It is also a pleasant snow-shoe in the winter months.Show more
#7 - Mineral King to Eagle Lake Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
A day hike from Mineral King Valley to Eagle Lake and back. The hike from Mineral King to Eagle Lake is short and steep. The hike starts at an elevation just above 7,800' and climbs to just above 10,0Show more
#8 - Big Trees Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
This easy, paved trail offers several educational displays focusing on the giant sequoia ecosystem.Show more
#9 - Giant Forest Loop Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
The trailhead at General Sherman Tree parking lot is about 5 minutes away from the Lodgepole Visitor Center. It is a very popular hike in the summertime, so you may need to park your car at the visitoShow more
#10 - Alta Peak Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
Alta Peak Trail is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurShow more
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